Here's some pictures of her kitchen before:
Since her kitchen was already neutral, I had to really talk her into to staying with a neutral paint palette. I explained to her that her beloved fruit picture would get lost with a bright paint and also, over time, she would tire of bright walls versus staying with a neutral. Through window treatments and accessories, we would be able to pull the greens that she wanted.
For the wall color, we chose a beige color, pulled from the background of the fruit picture. Her original trim was all painted green and I highly recommended that we change that to a soft white that would flow with the rest of the house. For the kitchen cupboards, we chose a warm vanilla (which the pictures do not show at all ) pulled from her new table and chairs she had recently purchased.
The window treatments really gave the kitchen the the pop of color that my friend wanted. The fabric is an updated damask print that worked well with the colors chosen and her existing items in her kitchen. For under $1000, with the majority going towards painting the walls, trim and kitchen cupboards, my friend got an updated kitchen makeover on a budget.